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Nothing can change Pak-China relations come what may: PM Imran

Web Desk 01:09 PM | 1 Jul, 2021
Nothing can change Pak-China relations come what may: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday reiterated that Pakistan will not change relations with time-tested friend China under any pressure as China stood by us in every difficult time.

Speaking with Chinese media on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the premier said Pakistan wants to further strengthen economic, trade, and political ties with the iron friend. Adding that the US-China conflict creates complications in the region.

PM termed the next phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as very ‘encouraging’ for Pakistan. We are hopeful that the Chinese industry will be interested in the special zones of CPEC, he opined.

Felicitating the East Asian country on the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, Khan said the Chinese president is considered a modern-day politician in Pakistan. Pakistani people are impressed by the Chinese president’s war against corruption.

Khan also added that he is also going to Gwadar next week to oversee the pace of corridor-related projects. He said his visit to China is also in the offing which will focus on further strengthen the bilateral relationship.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan hopes to attract the Chinese industries in the Special Economic Zones being established under the second phase of the CPEC.

He said we are also looking to benefit from the Chinese expertise in the agriculture sector to bolster the productivity of this sector of the economy.

The Prime Minister said China always stood by Pakistan in difficult times. This is why the people of Pakistan have a special place in their hearts for their Chinese friends.

Felicitating China on the 100th anniversary of the CPC, Imran Khan said Pakistan admires President Xi Jinping as one of the greatest statesmen of the modern world. He said the Chinese President's drive against corruption and the way he brought millions of people out of poverty is really admirable. 

Responding to a question, Imran Khan said China stands out the way they coped with the Covid-19 pandemic. He said we are also thankful to China for donating vaccines which helped Pakistan better tackle the pandemic.

To a question, the Prime Minister said Pakistan accepts the Chinese version of the Xinjiang situation. He said it is hypocritical that there is no mention of the worst human rights violations being carried out in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the western media. He said there are UN Security Council resolutions on the Kashmir dispute which accept the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people.

About Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said the breakout of civil war in the country will have serious consequences for the region. Therefore, he said, Pakistan wants a political settlement in Afghanistan at all costs.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 03, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 272.25 273.25
Euro EUR 297.32 297.65
UK Pound Sterling GBP 333.31 333.61
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420

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